The final skirt in the trio of Spit Up & Stilettos skirts is the Alyson Skirt. (Check out the Karina Skirt and the Emilie Skirt we made too!) If you are looking for a professional skirt with the capacity for fun too, this is the skirt you need!
An easy sew, this skirt will add some class to your wardrobe. We made the Alyson Skirt with fabric from our stash. Now this fabric has been in the stash for so long, the origin is unclear, but I remember buying it when we lived on the West Coast, so it was probably Mill’s End or Fabric Depot. (Which two fabric stores I sorely miss…but this is all beside the point!!)
I made the Alyson Skirt mostly as instructed with the following changes:
Adding length because of my 6 foot height
Omitting the belt loops as I will probably wear this without a belt more often than not.
Since there were no belt loops, I just added a ribbon for a pop of color! This turned out to be a really neat way to do it because you could change the ribbon to coordinate with whatever else you were wearing!
And, thanks to a reader who suggested getting an invisible zipper foot, that invisible zipper went in really nicely! If I were to sew this again, I might add a little length to the waistband to overlap with a hook and eye or button.
Since this is the third and final Spit Up & Stilettos skirt, that means you have until next Friday (December 5th) to link up anything you’ve sewn with a Spit Up & Stilettos pattern or up to three things you’ve sewn with fabric from your stash in 2014. You really want to do this so you can be entered into the drawing for a copy of our ebook, Not A Skirt! and a $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm.
Until then be sure to visit Spit Up & Stilettos to grab one of their free patterns (and you could make a donation to those awesome ladies over there, too!)